Things to do in Gulfport and the Beaches March 3-10

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Thursday March 3

Tortugas Thursdays It’s turtle time in the courtyard of the North End Taphouse. Play along to the local band’s ‘sour pop’ and grab a North End beer. The North End Taphouse, 2908 Beach Blvd. Sat. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. facebook.com/thenorthendtaphouse

find your art It’s that kind of Friday – an Arts Friday! Join over 30 artists every first Friday as they showcase unique artwork on Gulfport’s Beach Boulevard. Beautiful artists, from emerging to professional, show up to chat with the public and sell art. South Beach Boulevard. 5-9pm visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk

In the garbage The seven-week show of the Atelier de SoSi, In the garbage, is 85% made up of what would otherwise be waste. Participating artists transformed landfill-related objects into functional and abstract pieces. Sosi’s Workshop, 2380 6th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. atelierdesosi.com

Saturday March 5

Swap greens The Southside Fresh Market Plant Exchange is underway. Bring one (or more) plants to the market and trade pots until you have your new leafy treasure. Visit plant-related vendors and grab a snack while you’re there. Donations appreciated. Southside Fresh Market, 3415 21st Ave. S., St. Petersburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration required. 727-755-6134

Do you have crafts? Lopez Hall hosts a craft show just in time for spring. Shop for arts and crafts classics, enter a charity raffle and have lunch. Lopez Hall, 7177 58th St. N., Pinellas Park. 9am-2pm 727-244-1859

The patch needs hands Excuse the dust, and oh, the huge elephant sculptures. The Blueberry Patch, an artists’ retreat and concert venue, relies on volunteers every Saturday to maintain the outdoor space. Show up at 11:11 a.m. sharp to truly respect the magic of the Patch. The Blueberry Patch, 4923 20th Ave. S. 11:11am-3pm 727-914-0226

Best Home and Gardens Need inspiration? The Pink Flamingo Home Tour of Gulfport invites the public to the beautiful, eclectic homes of Gulfport’s Marina District. This year’s tour features both indoor and outdoor glimpses. Tourists check in at the Boca Ciega Yacht Club and wander around the waterfront district. You can walk around, but you can also drive, bike or scooter – and the city trolley will do that too. towers. Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 2901 Miriam St. S. $25. visitgulfportflorida.com/pink-flamingo-home-tour MR (some homes)

Call Kirtan Come to Sacred Lands for a lively evening of healing calls, response chants and uplifting music with renowned mantra artist and sacred musician, David Newman. With 30 years of hands-on experience as a leading sound yoga educator and singing artist, David brings the essence and practice of the mantra to life as a self-contained tool to guide your mind into a state of balance, peace, positivity, and other happy and beautiful possibilities. Leave your worries at the door and get ready to sing and chant the night away. Sacred Grounds, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg. 7-9pm $20-30. davidnewmanmusic.com/events/sing-for-love-kirtan-concert-st-pete-fl 727-347-0354

Sunday March 6

Buy on Corey Yet another outdoor market to browse on this Sunday Sunday. Shop over 60 vendors and brag about all the raw honey, fresh spices, sustainable vegetables and local art you stumbled across. Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. 10am-2pm tampabaymarkets.com/corey-avenue-sunday-market

tuesday march 8

Crazy stretches Start your day with a breath (many breaths) of fresh air in this yoga class on the beach in Madeira. This welcome all-levels practice includes seated, standing, and floor poses. Bring a beach towel, a mat and a bottle of water for maximum comfort. Park on the right side of the Snack Shack and walk down the beach using the northernmost entrance. You will see your instructor near a sign that says “yoga”. Archibald Memorial Beach Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach. 9 am madeirabeachyoga.com/classes/schedule

Wednesday March 9

Workshop time Participate in the “Anything Goes…in Art” open studio workshop in the Garden Room of the Treasure Island Community Center. Artist Patricia McEntire facilitates artistic fun, and creators can work with the instructor or go their own way. Bring your projects and supplies – and enjoy the garden. Treasure Island Community Center, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. 9:30 a.m. $5-10 [email protected]

To book Gabber Book Club March topic: “You Don’t Know What I’ve Done” by Sheila McNaughton. This gripping mystery follows an 85-year-old Irish WWII war bride’s battle with a severe case of Alzheimer’s disease. Her family doesn’t know if her outbursts and memories are made up or locked in the truth, and they don’t know what the worst reality is. Discuss, theorize and share a reading space every second Wednesday of the month. Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd. Sat. 7 p.m. 727-623-4823

Musical chairs Get your Wednesday night bingo at Caddy’s in Gulfport. Free music games are held every week and players get 20% off their tab. Caddy’s Gulfport, 3128 Beach Blvd. Sat. 7-9pm 727-592-2842

Thursday March 10

Still Life Workshop Local artist Bruce Kotchey teaches the art of still life every Thursday. The painters set up shop in the garden room of the Treasure Island community center and get still life inspiration and supplies. One Thursday a month, a guest artist leads the workshop. Participants will walk away with a completed piece of art each class. Treasure Island Community Center, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $5-10. [email protected]

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